104th Art Colony Opening

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104th Art Colony Opening

March 22, 2019

Green Bay Art Colony: My Thoughts Exactly Opening This Weekend
Green Bay, WI—March 22, 2019— In 1915, nine women began working together in a group known as the Green Bay Art Club (turned Green Bay Art Colony in 1928).  During the same year, the group organized its first exhibition in the basement of the former Green Bay Public Library.  This exhibition of shawls, artworks, and artifacts was the birth of the Neville Public Museum. 
Today, the Green Bay Art Colony is an active organization of artists from the area.  It includes professional artists as well as talented emerging artists.  The title of this year’s annual Green Bay Art Colony exhibition, My Thoughts Exactly, reflects the challenge artists were given to work collaboratively with another Colony artist.  While not all of the works were collaborative, the diverse talents of these 29 artists are reflected in the 50 submitted works.
This year’s juror, Mary Sue Fenner is a professional artist & Board Member of the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts, Cedarburg, Wisconsin. Fenner chose the artworks included in this exhibition from entries submitted by the Art Colony’s membership. 
1st  place: Linda Rauscher - A Zest for Life - oil painting (portrait)
2nd place: Tami Bethel - Orange is Beautiful - watercolor painting (portrait)
3rd place: Betsy Bultman Spry - Desert Reflections - oil painting (abstract landscape)
The 104th Art Colony Exhibition will be on display from March 23 through May 5, 2019.
For more information please visit www.nevillepublicmuseum.org
Submitted by:
Beth A. Lemke • Executive Director
[email protected]
210 Museum Place • Green Bay, WI 54303
Bridging Communities • Connecting Generations

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